01-06-2010, 06:48 PM
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Have you ever come across this error?

Invalid Regular period. You must specify values for the A3, P3 and T3 parameters for a subscription.
It's because Paypal sets limits to the lengths you're allowed to set for subscriptions that have recurring billing. In vBulletin, for example, this limitation is not mentioned in the admin back-end. (Admittedly, I've not scoured the vBulletin user manual, but I'd think this info would have been important enough to put in the subscription setup area)
  • D for days; allowable range for p3 is 1 to 90
  • W for weeks; allowable range for p3 is 1 to 52
  • M for months; allowable range for p3 is 1 to 24
  • Y for years; allowable range for p3 is 1 to 5
So you can only have subscriptions on cycles with a maximum value of 90 days, 52 weeks, 24 months, or 5 years.

My recent attempt to create a subscription for longer than 24 months failed. This does not appear to affect one-time payments, as I was able to create 10-year subscriptions that was not recurring.

Lowered my values, and it should work. Easy enough!

Information from docs found at x.com, the Paypal Developer Network.

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09-22-2013, 08:16 AM
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Paypal charges more than all other for their services. I suggest you to try
and get benefit from its unique services like recurring invoices and scheduling.
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09-29-2013, 01:56 PM
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Why would I use a no-name company that hides who own it?
And host it on a $5 budget server?

Updated Date: 2012-10-26 06:50:57
Creation Date: 2011-10-25 17:04:13
Registrar Expiration Date: 2013-10-25 17:04:13
Registrar: Cheap-DomainRegistration.com
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States

Admin Name: Registration Private
Tech Name: Registration Private

I think I'll stick with Paypal.
Even with all the warts, it's a real company, controlled by U.S. laws (a good thing!), and it's therefore safe.

The person leaving the spam above was using a proxy:
IP Address
City Latham
State or Region New York
Country United States
ISP Turnkey Internet Inc.
Latitude & Longitude 42.7250 -73.7530
Domain turnkeyinternet.net
ZIP Code 12110
I wouldn't be surprised if this site was a scam intended to steal your money. Because those behind it have tried to completely hide their footprints, even when spamming. (Turnkey is a host, not an ISP. Hence why it has to be a proxy.)

Spam fail!

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